UK Arts, Culture and Heritage Audiences and Workforce

There are longstanding inequalities in the arts, culture and heritage sectors. It is well known that the workforces and audiences have uneven representations of social classes and ethnic groups, though other dimensions of social inequality within the sectors have not received the same level of attention.

This is the context for this report. It builds on the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre’s (Creative PEC’s) previous work looking at the sectors’ workforces, as well as considering audiences as part of a broader arts, culture and heritage ecosystem. It gives the most recent snapshot of the sectors in terms of workforces and audiences, going into more detail than ever before. The scale of the changes during the period analysed illustrates the significant transformations that the Covid-19 pandemic caused for the sectors, and it is important to continue to monitor this data to understand any future changes.

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Categories: Cultural Engagement, Economic Growth, Education and Skills, Heritage, Policy and Advocacy
Tags: Creative PEC
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